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2021 NFL Draft first round averages 12.52 million viewers across ESPN/ABC/NFL Network, the second-hi

April 30, 2021 By Andrew Bucholtz Publication: Awful Announcing

As per Mitch Metcalf at ShowBuzz Daily, ESPN’s draft coverage (featuring Mike Greenberg, Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick, Booger McFarland, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, and Suzy Kolber) averaged 6,478,000 viewers, while ABC’s draft coverage (featuring Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Todd McShay, Maria Taylor, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack) averaged 4,192,000 viewers. NFL Network’s coverage (featuring Rich Eisen, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, David Shaw, Kurt Warner, Joel Klatt, Ian Rapoport, and Melissa Stark) averaged 1,850,000 viewers. That’s 12.52 million. The number goes to 12.6 million when you factor in Spanish-language coverage on ESPN Deportes. And Metcalf noted that both ESPN and NFLN saw some year-over-year drops:


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